Peak Trump

The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA
Narrated by: Russell Newton
Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author David A. Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He sounded the alarm on US deficit spending and special interest domination of both parties in the Triumph of Politics (1986); warned in The Great Deformation (2013) about massive public and private debt and the Fed's unhinged money printing and bailouts; and exposed the imperiled American economic dream in Trumped! (2016). 

Now in Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA, he debunks Trump-O-Nomics and the perils of Washington's addiction to perpetual wars. Stockman says Trump is headed for a great big fall from the imminent crash of a 30-year financial bubble, which he condemned on the campaign trail, but foolishly embraced once in office: "The Donald is not remotely the force of nature he's been made to seem by the Trump-obsessed media. To the contrary, he's actually a political flyweight, megalomaniacal incompetent, and bile-ridden bully who stumbled into the Oval Office against all odds; and then lucked-out a second time - bragging about the last gasp of a failing business cycle expansion that had 'recession ahead' written all over its forehead". 

Stockman says the Great Disrupter's lasting contribution will be to discredit "Imperial Washington's self-serving bipartisan consensus in favor of permanent war, unchained entitlements, fiscal incontinence, debt-fueled consumer spending, rampant corporate financial engineering and endless bubble inflations at the Fed." 

Stockman warns "the twin fiscal menace of the Warfare State and Welfare State" will be Trump's undoing. After taking the $2 trillion per year of uncontrolled entitlements off the table, Trump "then added insult to injury via his unfunded $1.7 trillion tax cut and massive defense and domestic spending increases. The result was a guaranteed $20 trillion explosion of the Federal debt over the coming decade."

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Book tries to answer the biggest world questions

This book looks at many of todays biggest questions from a new direction and from an economical view. Since the only field me and Stockman (author) have in common is economy I believe the economical information is interesting and not too stretched. In short Stockman gives a lot of numbers about our national trillion dollar debt, explains how unfortunate it is since many baby boomers will not be able to get their pension they have worked hard for and many other economical dilemmas of today. The book goes into many other fields such as politics (NATO, Russia, deep state, immigration, guns and drugs), history (Madison. Wilson, Hoover, Roosevelt, Nixon, Carter and Reagan) and global warming. Like any book this feels like a political light illuminating what the author wants us to see. It also felt a little technical and perhaps a little cold at times. Most importantly the author is shining the light on very big and important questions with huge courage and originality that is rarely seen if ever. If you buy this book you should buckle up.

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Incomprehensible

Lots of alphabet soup, acronyms, bashing of both parties, trump, Clinton, Russia, Mueller, Comey, climate change, on and on and on. He seems to have the answer for everything.

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Stockman is a 'never trumper', so beware

Stockman is a brilliant free-market economist, and well written, but he's also a never Trump-er (that refers to a republican that hates Trump, and likely voted for Hillary). For the purposes of this review, that means, he could well be incapable of being objective about him--and in this case he is. As i listened i kept thinking, stick to economics, David. That's why i'm reading your book. But like many famous and smart people, he seems to think that his opinion on ANY topic is always going to be far superior to any of the opinions of us 'lesser' people. His emotional Trump animosity was pervasive, to the point that it called into question his objectivity on even his economic points. So, he lost credibility with me and i could no longer count on getting the info i came to the book to get.

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Decent

Solid analysis. While I’m not so bearish as this, it is interesting to hear nonetheless. A bit emotional, perhaps, but well researched. The author sounds a bit like a short-seller, in some respects, but is certainly an expert. Those who follow the stock market and economy would probably like this one though. The narrator is excellent, although a few key terms are mispronounced.

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Don't Waste your Money

This is nothing more then an exercise in intellectual masturbation. He is in love with his interpretation of numbers and percentages, then articulating his argument.